Sandusky Central Catholic School      8/18/16
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AUGUST 19
6:00pm Strobel Field at
Cedar Point Stadium
SMCC Football
Jamboree & Meet the Teams

AUGUST 20
Mascot Dash 5K & Fun Run

AUGUST 22
School offices closed

AUGUST 23
3 year old preschool Meet the Teacher
5:30pm -6:30pm

AUGUST 24
SCCS 4 year old preschool, CUB  and grades K-12 Meet the Teachers Night 5:30-7:00PM
 
AUGUST 24
College Information Night
7:00PM
 
AUGUST 25
First Day of School
Grades 1-12

AUGUST 26
8:00AM All School
Mass at St. Mary's
Church
 
AUGUST 27
Cross Country "Run to Fun" 8:30 am Mills Creek Golf Course
 
AUGUST 29
Kindergarten Phase in Day
 
AUGUST 30
Kindergarten Phase in Day
 
AUGUST 31
1st Day of Preschool & 1st Full Day of Kindergarten
 
SEPTEMBER 7
Fall Picture Day
 
SEPTEMBER 11
Homecoming Powder Puff game at Zierolf Field
 
SEPTEMBER 16
Homecoming Parade and Football Game

 

 

COME OUT TO SUPPORT THE PANTHERS THIS WEEKEND!
This  Friday evening,  August 19, at Strobel Field will be Meet the Teams and a SMCC Football Scrimmage vs. Oberlin.  Join us around  5:30pm to meet our volleyball, cross country, tennis, golf, marching band, cheerleading and football student athletes.  The Spirit Shop will be open, Football Moms will be holding a raffle, and great food and drinks will be available for purchase from the Cheerleaders and Music Boosters.  Bring family and friends, and get your Panther Spirit ready for the new school year!

On Saturday morning, August 20, at the Downtown Sandusky Paper District Marina Amphitheater, 611 Shoreline Drive will be a Mascot Dash 5K and Mile Fun Run.  Four area school's Mascots will also race for cash prizes for their school. This year's contestants are the Huron Tiger, Perkins Pirate, Oak Harbor Rowdy Rocket Dog and the SMCC Panther.  On site runner registration is available beginning at 7:30am!

SANDUSKY CENTRAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL NEWS


SACRAMENT REGISTRATION
Deadline to register for First Communion, First Reconciliation and Confirmation is August 31 for parents with children in 2nd grade and 8th grade. Sacrament registration and preparation is always handled by parishes.  Please visit www.sanduskycatholic.org and select "Religious Education and Sacrament Registration."  Sacrament fees this year are $50 per child. Please contact Mrs. Deb Geason for First Communion and First Reconciliation at 419-625-7500 ext. 1016, and Mrs. Heather Gerber for Confirmation at 419-625-7500 ext. 1011.

"THE LOFT" IN THE KINZEL CENTER
In the balcony of "The Den", located within the Kinzel Center, is "The Loft", a loge style venue available to rent for $75 per event.  The private area features two ceiling monitors for enhanced viewing of event, seating for 12 guests along a counter height bar facing "The Den" floor and amply space for catered food and beverages.   The Panther "Loft" is a one-of-a-kind area for viewing high school events. It's a premium place to watch a sporting event, musical performance or concert.  The Advancement and Development office is now taking reservations for "The Loft" rentals for the 2016-2017 school year. Please contact Ms. Cindy McClung at  cmcclung@sanduskycc.org or  419-626-1892 x 314 for additional information, availability and rental contract.  

PARTNER WITH THE PANTHERS
Own a business, know someone who does?  Ask them to join the Panthers through advertising opportunities on the video scoreboards and indoor and outdoor signage.  Any business can get involved with the Panthers for as little as a $150 investment.  Revenue generated through these advertisements supports SCCS with tuition assistance, capital improvements, teacher compensation, and student services.  Contact Ms. Cindy McClung at  cmcclung@sanduskycc.org or 419-626-1892 x 314 for additional information or click here for advertising options.

CONGRATULATIONS MRS. ROTH!
Congratulations to Mrs. Roth on the birth of her grandchild!  Baby Jack William Roth arrived August 15th, weighing 7 lbs. 15 oz, 22 inches long.  Mom and baby are healthy and doing well.

SCHOOL OFFICES CLOSED 
The offices at SCCS will be closed on Monday, August 22.  
 
S CHOOL SUPPLIES AVAILABLE
If you are a family that needs a little help this year with your children's school supplies, please contact Linda Pedoli, Pastoral Associate, at 419-625-7500 beginning Monday, August 15th.  She will have supplies available for all ages.  

LUNCH ROOM NEWS & NOTES

HOT LUNCH AND SALAD BAR PRICE LIST
Preschool  $2.25
K-5th         $2.75
6th -8th        $3.00

9th -12th      $3.25
Extra Milk      .50¢

Hot Lunch and Salad Bar includes one carton of milk.  Extra milk may be purchased for .50 cents.  PreSchool-3rd grade may select a PBJ Uncrustable to replace the main entrée.

4th -12th  grade students may select Salad Bar or the Meal on Menu for the lunch price.  Soup is also offered daily for an additional charge.

Ala Carte is offered daily to 7th -12th grade students.  6th graders may purchase Ala Carte on Wednesday only.  Students in grades 4-12 may purchase the daily soup.  All Ala Carte items are individually priced. 

The Federal government and the SCCS Wellness Policy does not allow outside "Fast Food" to be brought in for lunch.  Students are welcome to pack a homemade lunch. 

A student  must select at least 3 of the 5 meal components offered on the menu for it to count as a lunch.   A fruit, vegetable, or both must be components selected to qualify as a lunch.  

FREE & REDUCED LUNCH PROGRAM
Sandusky Central Catholic School is now enrolling students for the 2016-2017 Free and Reduced Lunch program.  The application for the program may be picked up at the main entrance from Mrs. Parish or click here to download the form
Free and Reduced lunches include the Meal on the Menu for Preschool-12 grade students or Salad Bar for 4-12 grade students.  Ala Carte lunch items are not included in the Free and Reduced lunch program.   Students/parent are responsible for payment of these food items.

COMPUTERIZED LUNCH PAYMENT
SCCS uses a computerized lunch cash register system that is connected to each students photo identification card.  On line credit card payments for lunch are accepted at K12PaymentCenter.com.  Cash is also accepted at the lunch checkout line and change is not given.  All money received at cash register are applied to lunch account.  There is a limit of $25 that may be charged on a student's lunch account.  Any student with an unpaid balance of $25 or more will not be served the daily hot lunch or ala carte menu however will be given a PBJ uncrustable and milk until lunch balance is made current.  

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Spirit Shop Volunteers are needed to work the SCCS Spirit Shop at all home Varsity Football games this fall.  Please contact Ms. Cindy McClung at cmcclung@sanduskycc.org or 419-626-1892 x314.

SAVE THE DATE!
 
2016-17 DRESS CODE
 
UNIFORM EXCHANGE
The Uniform Exchange is fully stocked and has a great selection of gently used school uniforms and Panther Gear. Summer hours are
Monday-Thursday, 8:00am - 1:00pm, beginning Monday, August 1st.

2016-17 SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS
School Office:
A ugust: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-12:00noon
 
Finance Office:
August
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 6:30am-3:00pm
Wednesday and Friday: 8:00am-4:00pm


FACTS ENROLLMENT PROCEDURES
If you have chosen to pay your 2016-2017 tuition through FACTS, the following steps are required to set up your account:
 
Once the information is submitted to FACTS, your name and agreement number will appear on the SCCS Pending Agreement List. At that point, the school will enter the tuition amount due and finalize the agreement. An annual Fee of $41.00 will be withdrawn 5 days prior to the first payment. After the agreement is finalized, FACTS will send you an email to confirm the agreement and notify you of the date the $41.00 fee will be deducted from the bank account or charged to the credit card you provided.
 
If you have any questions, you can call FACTS at 1-866-441-4637; SCCS school reference number is 2279.
 
 
PRESCHOOL & ELEMENTARY NEWS
 
 
Kindergarten and 1st grade do not change for gym.  Gym shirts for grades 2 through 8 are $5 and available for purchase from Mrs. Parish at the main entrance.

KINDERGARTEN PHASE IN DAYS

The schedule for Kindergarten Phase In are as follows:
Monday, August 29, 7:40am - 10:30am
   Mrs. Gosser's Class, last name A-M
   Mrs. Smith's Class, last name A-K

Tuesday, August 30, 7:40am - 10:30am
   Mrs. Gosser's Class, last name N-Z
   Mrs. Smith's Class, last name L-Z

All Kindergarten students will begin full day classes on Wednesday, August 31.

PANTHER FLAG FOOTBALL
Panther Flag Football League registration is underway for students in Kindergarten through Grade three. The league will meet on Saturdays in September at Zierolf Field from 9:30-10:45am. The cost is $30 and includes a t-shirt and snacks. Please register by September 3rd. Click here for a registration form.

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
 

6th GRADE, FRESHMAN & NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION
New student orientation is Friday, August 19th from 11:00am - 12:30pm, beginning in the cafeteria. Students entering 6th and 9th grade, as well as any new students in grades 7th-12th are asked to attend. Administration will speak, as well as review expectations of students.  Teachers will be present in their classrooms to greet students.  Lunch will be provided.
                       
ROBOTICS TEAM
Mr. Riedy is looking for students to join SMCC's Falcon BEST Robotics Team. Any student in grades 9-12 interested in building, driving or programming the robot are encouraged to join.

This year's competition involves building a robot for agricultural tasks. The season begins on August 27th with Kick-off day at BGSU and ends with the competition at the Stroh Center on October 8th. Interested students should contact Mr. Riedy at  triedy@sanduskycc.org for more information.

                         
GRADE 6-12 SCHEDULES
Students who are not attending the 6th, 9th and New Student Orientation may pick up their schedules on August 19th from 9:00-11:00AM or at Open House on August 24th from 5:30-7:00PM. Those attending orientation will receive their schedules at that time. Any schedule not picked up will be handed out on the first day of school. 

Students may request scheduling changes until August 31st at 3:00PM. Schedule change forms may be found in the Main Office. Forms may be turned in to the Main Office or the Guidance Office.

COLLEGE NIGHT
Miss Howman will be hosting a College Night Wednesday, August 24th at 7:00PM in the PPC. She will be covering the college application process, deadlines, and terminology. Please contact Miss Howman with any questions at  mhowman@sanduskycc.org

COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS
Bowling Green State University and their Firelands campus begins classes on August 22nd. If your student is enrolled in a CC+ class on Firelands campus or online they will be required to begin their classes starting the week of August 22nd. Please click here and follow the instructions provided to order your books for these classes as well. Books for classes taught on SMCC's campus will be given to the students at school.

The last day to drop BGSU classes without financial penalty is August 26th. 

SUPPORT SCCS
The generosity of alumni, parishioners and friends extends the SCCS student experience far beyond traditional classroom walls. Please continue to keep our students and faculty in your prayers. Also, consider supporting the greatest needs on campus with a gift to the Annual Fund. To make a gift, contact SCCS Advancement & Development Office at 419.627.9422. If you prefer to give online, you can do so by clicking here.